But couples who connected through swiping or clicking can take, ahem, heart: If they choose to tie the knot, they'll likely have a healthier marriage than couples who met offline.
There's a growing body of research to support this idea, and the latest piece of evidence is a paper by Josué Ortega at the University of Essex in the UK and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria, cited in the MIT Technology Review.
The researchers reached their conclusion by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies.
Then they simulated the connections made through online dating in each society.
You’ll avoid being a cliché by being sincere, honest and open, and other users will notice and appreciate it.
Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.
The researchers calculated the strength of marriages by measuring the compatibility between two partners in a society.
They also sound disinterested in online dating in general, which sort of defeats the purpose.
Not only is this answer completely uninteresting, it’s also too short to get a sense of what they’re really looking for.
Again – this user hasn’t spent much time thinking of a creative or unique answer, which is a turn-off.
People who met their spouse online said their marriage was more satisfying than those who met their spouse offline.
Plus, marriages that began online were less likely to end in separation or divorce.